Most people will experience some acid reflux symptoms at some point in their lives. People at risk for persistent acid reflux issues include women who are pregnant, people who are overweight or obese, people with unhealthy eating patterns (eat high-fat foods and large meals often), people with respiratory diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. About half of American adults have acid reflux symptoms monthly.
It always makes me feel sad when a mother tells me her baby is struggling to eat, even in the newborn period. The mother of a two-week-old baby told me her baby didn’t like to drink his bottle and didn’t care a bit if he ate or not. Another mother told me she struggled with getting her daughter to nurse and finally gave up. She had similar…